Facilitating and Convening a Community of Interest

PARC will provide a space, virtual and physical, for scholars, students and all those within the UoB and in Bristol’s black communities who are working on, or interested in African issues to come together. Through the regular convening of discussion forums, seminars and guest lectures PARC will support and stimulate critical debate on questions regarding the continent’s future and the University’s engagement with it.

Poverty and Inequality Dimensions of COVID-19 in Africa

The Bristol Poverty Institute (BPI) and Perivoli Africa Research Centre (PARC) hosted a collaborative webinar on the poverty and inequality dimensions of COVID-19 in Africa on Thursday 12 November.

Chaired by BPI’s Dr Lauren Winch and PARC’s Dr Susan Jim, this event featured a fantastic panel of speakers with over 100 people registered.

Slides, panels, and presentations can be viewed here.

Re-imagining UK Education Research Partnerships in the South: Prospects for Mutual and Equitable Relationships

Bringing together representatives from universities, research centres and associations working in the education space, this webinar sought to promote dialogue and understanding around the questions: What, if anything, can be done to redress inequities within UK-funded international education research partnerships? And, what in particular are the responsibilities of UK-based researchers?

The event was divided into three sections:

  1. Evidence and experiences of challenges and inequities
  2. Strategies and plans (including launch of the TESF Background Paper Mobilising capacities for Transforming Education for Sustainable Futures: Opening spaces for collaborative action and learning)
  3. Roundtable discussion of issues and next steps

SpeakersDr Rafael Mitchell (School of Education, University of Bristol), Dr Tigist Grieve (School of Education, University of Bristol), Dr Kelsey Shanks (GCRF Challenge Leader for Education Research, Ulster University);   Dr Maria Teresa Pinto Ocampo (National University of Colombia), Professor Isabella Aboderin (Perivoli Africa Research Centre, University of Bristol) and Dr Ashley Jay Brockwell (London Interdisciplinary School)

Slides, panels, and presentations can be viewed here.